East Germany at the 1968 Winter Olympics

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East Germany at the
1968 Winter Olympics
German Olympic flag (1959-1968).svg
Flag of Germany superimposed
with the Olympic rings
IOC code GDR
NOC National Olympic Committee of the GDR
in Grenoble
Competitors 57 (45 men, 12 women) in 9 sports
Flag bearer Thomas Köhler (luge)
Medals
Ranked 10th
Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 2 2 5
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Germany (1896–1936, 1992–)
 United Team of Germany (1956–1964)

East Germany (German Democratic Republic) competed at the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France. East German athletes had competed together with West German athletes as the United Team of Germany in the previous three Winter Olympic Games, but both nations sent independent teams starting in 1968.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Bonsack, Klaus-MichaelKlaus-Michael Bonsack
Köhler, ThomasThomas Köhler
Luge Men's doubles
 Silver Seyfert, GabrieleGabriele Seyfert Figure skating Women's singles
 Silver Köhler, ThomasThomas Köhler Luge Men's individual
 Bronze Bonsack, Klaus-MichaelKlaus-Michael Bonsack Luge Men's individual
 Bronze Kunz, AndreasAndreas Kunz Nordic combined Men's individual

Alpine skiing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Eberhard Riedel Downhill DNF
Eberhard Riedel Giant Slalom 1:55.59 53 1:51.08 25 3:46.67 41
Men's slalom
Athlete Heat 1 Heat 2 Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time 1 Rank Time 2 Rank Total Rank
Eberhard Riedel 53.62 1 QF 52.00 25 52.07 16 1:44.07 13

Biathlon[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Time Penalties Adjusted time 1 Rank
20 km Heinz Kluge 1'19:55.2 7 1'26:55.2 24
Hansjörg Knauthe 1'23:04.9 2 1'25:04.9 21
Dieter Speer 1'18:13.3 6 1'24:13.3 18
Horst Koschka 1'18:37.7 3 1'21:37.7 10
1 One minute added per close miss (a hit in the outer ring), two minutes added per complete miss.
Men's 4 x 7.5 km relay
Athletes Race
Misses 2 Time Rank
Heinz Kluge
Hans-Gert Jahn
Horst Koschka
Dieter Speer
4 2'21:54.5 6
2 A penalty loop of 200 metres had to be skied per missed target.

Cross-country skiing[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
15 km Axel Lesser DNF
Peter Thiel 52:07.8 37
Gert-Dietmar Klause 51:51.6 33
Gerhard Grimmer 51:22.1 29
30 km Helmut Unger 1'44:47.9 37
Axel Lesser 1'44:16.2 36
Gert-Dietmar Klause 1'39:30.5 19
Gerhard Grimmer 1'38:46.0 15
50 km Gert-Dietmar Klause 2'36:52.5 25
Men's 4 × 10 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Gerhard Grimmer
Axel Lesser
Peter Thiel
Gert-Dietmar Klause
2'19:22.8 7
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
5 km Anni Unger 17:30.7 16
Renate Fischer-Köhler 17:25.5 14
Gudrun Schmidt 17:24.3 13
Christine Nestler 17:23.5 12
10 km Anni Unger 40:36.8 22
Renate Fischer-Köhler 39:27.4 16
Gudrun Schmidt 39:22.8 14
Christine Nestler 39:07.9 9
Women's 3 x 5 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Renate Fischer-Köhler
Gudrun Schmidt
Christine Nestler
59:33.9 6

Figure skating[edit]

Men
Athlete CF FS Points Places Rank
Jan Hoffmann 26 25 1437.8 238 26
Günter Zöller 10 14 1727.9 100 11
Women
Athlete CF FS Points Places Rank
Sonja Morgenstern 29 22 1475.9 251 28
Gabriele Seyfert 2 2 1882.3 18 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Pairs
Athletes SP FS Points Places Rank
Irine Müller
Hans-Georg Dallmer
9 8 289.4 82 9
Heidemarie Steiner
Heinz-Ulrich Walther
4 4 303.1 37 4

Ice hockey[edit]

First Round[edit]

East Germany East Germany - Norway Norway 3:1 (2:1, 1:0, 0:0)
Goalscorers: Joachim Ziesche, Lothar Fuchs, Peter Prusa - Odd Syversen.

Final Round[edit]

Rank Team Pld W L T GF GA Pts
1  Soviet Union 7 6 1 0 48 10 12
2  Czechoslovakia 7 5 1 1 33 17 11
3  Canada 7 5 2 0 28 15 10
4  Sweden 7 4 2 1 23 18 9
5  Finland 7 3 3 1 17 23 7
6  United States 7 2 4 1 23 28 5
7  West Germany 7 1 6 0 13 39 2
8  East Germany 7 0 7 0 13 48 0

Soviet Union USSR – East Germany East Germany 9:0 (4:0, 2:0, 3:0)
Goalscorers: Firsov 3, Vikulov 2, Mišakov, Staršinov, Alexandrov, Zajcev.
Referees: Wycisk (POL), Johannessen (NOR)

Canada Canada – East Germany East Germany 11:0 (4:0, 4:0, 3:0)
Goalscorers: Mott 4, Huck 2, Hargreaves, O’Shea, Bourbonnais, Monteith, H. Pinder.
Referees: Trumble (USA), Sillankorva (FIN)

Sweden Sweden – East Germany East Germany 5:2 (1:0, 2:1, 2:1)
Goalscorers: Hedlund 2, Wickberg, Lundström, Henriksson – Plotka, Fuchs.
Referees: Seglin (URS), Wycisk (POL)

Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia – East Germany East Germany 10:3 (5:2, 1:0, 4:1)
Goalscorers: Horešovský 4, Nedomanský 2, Jiřík, Suchý, Kochta, Ševčík – Karrenbauer, Novy, Peters.
Referees: Dahlberg (SWE), Sillankorva (FIN)

East Germany East Germany – Finland Finland 2:3 (1:2, 0:1, 1:0)
Goalscorers: R. Noack, Peters – Harju 2, Keinonen.
Referees: Bucala (TCH), Dahlberg (SWE)

East Germany East Germany – United States USA 4:6 (1:3, 1:1, 2:2)
Goalscorers: Fuchs 2, Karrenbauer 2 – Stordahl 2, P. Hurley 2, Volmar, Lilyholm.
Referees: Kubinec (CAN), Seglin (URS)

East Germany East Germany – Germany West Germany 2:4 (0:1, 1:2, 1:1)
Goalscorers: Hiller, Fuchs – Funk, Waitl, Hanig, Lax.
Referees: McEvoy (CAN), Kořínek (TCH)

Contestants[edit]

8. EAST GERMANY
Goaltenders: Dieter Pürschel, Klaus Hirche.
Defence: Dieter Voigt, Manfred Buder, Helmut Novy, Dieter Kratzch, Wolfgang Plotka, Wilfried, Sock, Ulrich Noack.
Forwards: Bernd Karenbauer, Hartmut Nickel, Lothar Fuchs, Peter Prusa, Joachim Ziesche, Bernd Poindl, Dietmar Peters, Bernd Hiler, Rüdiger Noack.
Coach: Rudi Schmieder.

Luge[edit]

Men
Athlete Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Wolfgang Scheidel DSQ DSQ
Klaus-Michael Bonsack 57.90 8 57.63 2 57.80 5 2:53.33 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Thomas Köhler 57.68 5 57.47 1 57.51 1 2:52.66 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Horst Hörnlein 57.49 3 58.04 4 58.57 13 2:54.10 7

(Men's) Doubles

Athletes Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Klaus-Michael Bonsack
Thomas Köhler
47.88 1 47.97 1 1:35.85 1st, gold medalist(s)
Horst Hörnlein
Reinhard Bredow
48.80 5 49.01 6 1:37.81 5
Women
Athlete Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Ortrun Enderlein DSQ DSQ
Anna-Maria Müller DSQ DSQ
Angela Knösel DSQ DSQ

Nordic combined pictogram.svg Nordic combined[edit]

Events:

  • normal hill ski jumping (Three jumps, best two counted and shown here.)
  • 15 km cross-country skiing
Athlete Event Ski Jumping Cross-country Total
Distance 1 Distance 2 Points Rank Time Points Rank Points Rank
Roland Weißpflog Individual 67.0 66.0 186.3 29 48:33.5 238.00 2 424.30 9
Karl-Heinz Luck 69.5 71.0 198.8 20 50:14.7 215.22 8 414.02 11
Andreas Kunz 72.5 74.0 216.9 10 49:19.8 227.20 3 444.10 3rd, bronze medalist(s)

Ski jumping pictogram.svg Ski jumping[edit]

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Distance Points Points Rank
Bernd Karwofsky Normal hill 72.0 98.5 67.0 (fall) 53.0 151.5 54
Wolfgang Stöhr 73.5 101.4 71.0 97.9 199.3 20
Manfred Queck 75.5 104.1 72.5 101.3 205.4 14
Dieter Neuendorf 76.5 108.7 73.0 102.6 211.3 7
Dieter Neuendorf Large hill 93.0 100.6 92.0 98.2 198.8 15
Manfred Queck 96.5 104.0 98.5 108.8 212.8 4
Wolfgang Stöhr 96.5 106.0 92.5 99.9 205.9 7

Speed skating[edit]

Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Ruth Budzisch-Schleiermacher 47.8 16
1000 m Ruth Budzisch-Schleiermacher 1:35.6 12
1500 m Ruth Budzisch-Schleiermacher 2:27.1 8

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